Track and field
School records fall at Stadium of Champions
School records were falling on Saturday as every local school traveled to the Stadium of Champions for the Hopkinsville Invitational.
After breaking five school records in the last meet, UHA set another record in the boys’ 4x400 relay and Cyrus Greenwade set a record in the 400-meter.
Overall, the Fort Campbell boys’ team finished first overall and the Lady Blazers took the overall win on the girls’ side.
Evelyn Morales and Tomas Duncan led the way for UHA, both notching multiple wins.
Morales won the 100-meter and 300-meter hurdle races, as well as the high jump. Duncan captured first in the 800 and 1600-meter races. Duncan was also a part of the 4x400 relay team that set a state record.
Connor Dill (110 hurdles) and Piper Hancock (800) both grabbed wins as well.
The Blazers got wins in three relays as well, winning in the boys’ 4x400 and girls’ 4x800 and 4x400.
Jaila Batey, Regan Pollard, Audrey Grise, Lucinda Wilkins and Sam Cotthoff grabbed top-three finishes on the day as well. UHA has two top-three finishes in relays as well (girls’ 4x200 and boys’ 4x200).
Hopkinsville had four athletes come away with first-place finishes.
Lori Moyd won a pair of events, taking first in shot put and discus. Kemaure Mumford won the discus. Chance Jones came away with a win in the 400 and a second-place finish in the 1600, and Allison Wood grabbed a win in the 3200. She also finished second in the 1600 and third in the 800.
While the Tigers only have four top finishers, they had many place in the top three.
Lataijha Cherry, Chase Atkins, Zante Brown and Arianna Settles finished in the top three. Hoptown also had top-three finishes in the girls’ 4x800, 4x100 and 4x200-meter relays.
For County, Autumn Bell was the lone first-place-finishing individual, winning both the triple jump and 200-meter. She also had a pair of second-place finishes in the 100 and 400.
County had a pair of victories in the boys’ 4x100 and 4x200 relays as well.
Other top-three finishers included Joseph Alexander, JT Adams and Xavien Henderson.
Both 4x400 relay teams finished third on the day as well.
Trigg County was led by senior JaQuellus Martin, who took a pair of victories in the 100 and 200. Fatu Crain in the 100 and DeDe Barbee in the 400 (also third in the 200) were also victors on the day.
Trigg got a pair of wins in the girls’ 4x100 and 4x200 as well.
Riley Brame, Iyanna Grubbs, and Ryan Simpson rounded out the Wildcats’ top-three finishers.
Trigg also got two top-three relay teams as well (girls’ 4x400 and boys’ 4x100).
Fort Campbell grabbed the boys’ title and got three first-place finishes in hand from it. Jeremiah Holley (long jump), Amari Waddy (triple jump) and Cole MacMurry (300 hurdle) all grabbed top finishes. Waddy also had a second-place finish in the high jump.
Other top-three finishers were Niklas Sujanani, Ava Dennis and Darrion Hutson.
The Falcons got top finishes from their boys’ 4x100, 4x200 and 4x800-meter relay teams.
Todd County’s lone top finisher on the day was Xazvion West. He took first in the shot put and second in the discus.
County splits Saturday contests
The Christian County Lady Colonels went 1-1 as they hosted a pair of top-20 programs, falling 7-0 in the first game against Daviess County and coming away with a 6-4 win over Louisville Male.
County only managed two hits in the loss to the Lady Panthers, but turned things around in the second game.
The Lady Colonels jumped out to a 5-0 lead through three innings against the Lady Bulldogs, thanks to a pair of two-run home runs by Reni Shemwell and Tenley Gilbert. Shemwell was the lone Lady Colonel with multiple hits in the win.
Gracie Harned and Riley Hancock were the tandem in the circle in the win. Harned pitched three innings, allowing just two hits. Hancock grabbed the save in the win.
Hoptown falls in round two against McCracken
The Hopkinsville Tigers had an opportunity to win the game in the seventh, but fell 6-3 to McCracken County.
Hoptown had the bases loaded in the seventh inning, but the game ended as McCracken turned a double play to put an end to the game.
Christian County falls to South Warren
The South Warren Spartans took down Christian County 10-3 in the Lumberjack Classic.
Josh Snorton had the lone hit for County in the loss.
Fort Campbell falls to Fort Knox
Fort Campbell fell 10-3 to the hands of Fort Knox on Saturday.
The Falcons are still looking for their first win of the year and will return to action Monday against Webster County.
Todd splits Saturday slate
Todd County Central went 1-1 on Saturday, falling to Mongomery Central 15-0 and defeating Murray 11-7.
The Rebels are 13-5 on the year and return to action Tuesday against Logan County.